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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Rockwall Location »

October 24, 2014 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Rockwall, TX - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Rockwall on October 8. Franchise owners Bryan Selden and Brent Jones held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support Rockwall Heath High School and Rockwall High School.
The new restaurant, located at 3035 Ridge Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Rockwall Heath High School or Rockwall High School.
"Our youth are the future of the Rockwall community and we look to support them in any way possible," said Jones. "By giving back to our local high schools, we are investing in education and extra-curricular activities that build a strong foundation for students...

Second Cup To Acquire 17 Franchised Cafés And Bring Top Operators In House »

October 24, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Second Cup Ltd., The

MISSISSAUGA, ON - Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Second Cup Ltd. ("Second Cup" or the "company": TSX: SCU) announced the acquisition of 17 Second Cup cafés concentrated in prime Toronto area locations.
The cafés are currently owned by long-standing franchisees, Debbie and Bob Riche, who will be joining the Second Cup team as Director of Operations, Corporate Cafés and General Manager, Corporate Cafés, respectively. The Riches have more than 20 years of experience as outstanding operators. They will continue to manage the acquired cafés, as well as additional company-owned locations. The acquisition of the cafés is expected to close on November 6, 2014.
All 17 cafés will remain open and employment offers are being made to all staff members...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Management Change »

October 24, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced that effective October 22, Richard Nickelson is no longer the Company's Chief Financial and Accounting Officer.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning commented, "We appreciate the contributions of Mr. Nickelson in his role as Chief Financial and Accounting Officer. We are in active discussions with a number of very strong candidates and look forward to announcing an appointment in the near future."
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Challenge Island®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings »

October 24, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 18%Additional One Billion Dollar Share Repurchase Authorization
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) today announced results for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter Highlights

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.67, an increase of 18% from adjusted diluted EPS of $1.41 in the third quarter of 2013.  Reported diluted EPS was $1.64, compared with $1.40 in the third quarter of 2013.
Revenues increased 6% compared with the third quarter of 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 11% compared with the third quarter of 2013.
The Company repurchased 2.0 million shares of its common stock for $161 million during the quarter...

Papa John's Warms Up The Fall Season With PepsiCo For A New Spin On A Classic: The Fritos Chili Pizza »

October 24, 2014 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

Oct. 27 Through Nov. 23 get the Fritos Chili Pizza for $12 and a Chocolate Chip Cookie for $5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's is bringing the crunch this fall with a new spin on a classic American favorite. The pizza company is partnering with PepsiCo's Fritos corn chips to create a new tasty tradition, the Fritos Chili Pizza. A comforting fall dish, the Fritos Chili Pizza is a unique offering for Papa John's customers that can be paired with a warm, freshly-baked, eight-slice chocolate chip cookie and a Pepsi beverage product.
Whether looking for a dinner option on Halloween or the perfect tailgating meal, the limited time product is available through November 23. The pizza will feature Papa John's signature-crust, real beef, hearty chili sauce, Roma tomatoes and onions, all topped with premium cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and baked to golden brown perfection...

Choice Hotels International Reports A 9% Increase In Third Quarter Domestic RevPAR And Royalties »

October 24, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

Company Raises Full-Year OutlookThird Quarter Franchising EBITDA Increases 8%
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) today reported the following highlights for the third quarter of 20141:

Franchising revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $99.4 million, an increase of 8 percent from the same period of 2013.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") from franchising activities for the three months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $74 million, an increase of 8 percent from the same period of 2013. 
Franchising margins for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were 72...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Milwaukee Location »

October 24, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner and Operator Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, WI - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Milwaukee on October 8. Franchise owner Dave Deason and director of operations Bill Everett held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School and St. Joan Antida High School.
The new restaurant, located at 544 East Ogden Avenue, circulated 7,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School or St. Joan Antida High School.
"Dave and I are excited to be part of Jersey Mike's growth in Wisconsin," said Everett...

IHG® Launches The Holiday Inn Express® Brand In Russia »

October 24, 2014 at 8:48AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn Express

October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies today announces the launch of its Holiday Inn Express® brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia. In cooperation with Regional Hotel Chain (RHC), Russia's rapidly growing hotel property developer, IHG is pleased to introduce Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh – Kirova which marks the debut of the brand in the region and will open its doors in just a few weeks' time.
The opening comes only months after IHG brought its Hotel Indigo® brand to Russia for the first time, with the opening of Hotel Indigo® St Petersburg – Tchaikovskogo.
Designed to be the right choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers, Holiday Inn Express is part of IHG's Holiday Inn brand family...

Instant Imprints Launches New Campaign To Drive Franchise Growth »

October 24, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Wrapped Car Awarded to New Franchisees Now Through End of Year, Companywide Initiative Encourages Lead Referrals
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Instant Imprints, North America's innovative network of sign, promotional products, and digital printing centers, announced today the start of the Drive Your Franchise Campaign. This new campaign, which also rewards current franchisee involvement, aims to support the brand's current growth initiative.
The Drive Your Franchise Campaign, an extension of the Franchise Referral Program, is designed to generate qualified Instant Imprints franchisees. From now through the end of the year, new franchisee leads that sign an agreement to open a center will receive a wrapped leased vehicle for two years...

Maid Brigade Says Healthy Living Starts In The Kitchen »

October 24, 2014 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Maid Brigade

October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Viruses, infectious disease, bacteria and mold oh my. Healthy living requires daily pursuit of these threats to family health. And in places you might not even think about.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), five to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu each year and one out of every five outbreaks of food-borne illness is caused by food that people eat in their homes.
"The kitchen is where children do their homework, family and friends gather together, and food is prepared," says Marie Stegner, consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade, the leading maid service company. "A healthy kitchen is critical to avoid the spread of germs yet there are places in this space that rarely get cleaned...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 »

October 24, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on November 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Announces Spots Still Open For 6-Week Transformation Challenge »

October 24, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Kennesaw's premier fitness boot camp, Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp, is famous locally for their demanding but extremely effective body transformation challenges. The challenges, which include six weeks of nutritional guidance and unlimited workouts, have become high-demand events.
The fitness boot camp will begin its latest 6-week challenge on Monday, October 27, but there are still a few slots open for those who would like to join. Special pricing is available for non-members.
"We only charge $40 per week for non-members because we want the challenge to be affordable and accessible for everyone," says Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp owner Deron Singh. "But you don't just get access to workouts for that low price, you get a complete, guided program and the benefits of having a personal trainer take you every step of the way...

Easyhome Ltd. Announces Timing Of Third Quarter 2014 Conference Call And Webcast »

October 24, 2014 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: easyhome

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2014) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), ("easyhome" or the "Company"), the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer, will hold a conference call with shareholders, analysts and portfolio managers on Friday, November 7, 2014. A Press Release will be issued after the market closes on Thursday, November 6, 2014.



Date:
Friday, November 7, 2014


Time:
11:00am EST


Dial-in:
416-695-7806


Toll-free:
888-789-9572


Passcode:
7688692 please dial in the passcode, followed by # to enter the call


Webcast:
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Aaron's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results »

October 24, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.


Total Revenues of $707.6 Million
Net Earnings of $9.3 Million; Diluted EPS of $.13
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.39 Excluding Special Charges
Progressive Continues to Exceed Expectations
Executing on Strategic Cost Initiatives

ATLANTA - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.
For the third quarter of 2014, revenues increased 32% to $707.6 million compared to $537.2 million for the same period in 2013. Net earnings were $9.3 million versus $21.1 million a year ago...

Local Pet-Owner Wants To Bring Indoor Dog Park To New Hampshire »

October 24, 2014 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Zoom Room

Rochester, NH (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - One day Jenn Grassi decided to look for an indoor play area for her dog. She searched for several hours and couldn't find one anywhere in the state.
"I found this shocking because the weather here in New Hampshire can be very unpredictable," Grassi said. "We have long, cold, snowy winters and some of the summer days are hot and humid. I need a place where my dog can run around."
The solution is Zoom Room, a franchise that operates in 21 cities around the country. Zoom Room facilities provide dog-owners with an indoor hangout for their pets as well pet training and a retail shop that carries the latest eco-friendly training products. It's also a place where dog-owners can socialize.
Grassi would very much like to bring a Zoom Room franchise to New Hampshire...

U.S. Lawns Expansion Into Idaho »

October 24, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: US Lawns

(PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - KMVT Channel 11 and Fox 14 in Idaho featured U.S. Lawns on their segment about new businesses in the area.
U.S. Lawns now spans the state of Idaho, with recent new locations opening in Twin Falls, Boise and Idaho Falls. TV station KMVT caught up with franchise owner Scott deJong and U.S. Lawns Regional Franchise Advisor Eliazar Arebalo in the Magic Valley for insight into the decision to expand into Idaho.
"With the current growth rate of the Twin Falls area, now seemed the perfect time to enter the market," said Scott deJong. He grew up in the area, so the choice of location was as much emotional as it was a good business decision. The opportunities for growing his business are even better than he expected...

New Business Serves Seniors, Families In Colorado Springs »

October 24, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Patrick McCombie is looking forward to bringing senior relocation and estate liquidation services to the area through his new small business, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. This local franchise, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs, serves the Colorado Springs and Monument areas as well as the surrounding communities.
"I saw two aunts go through relocations and it was a struggle...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In La Mirada »

October 24, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // La Mirada, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in La Mirada on October 8. Franchise owner Alvaro Garcia held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support various community schools and organizations including: Eastwood Elementary PTA, Heights Christian Schools, La Mirada Soccer Association, Los Coyotes Middle School, and Biola University.
The new restaurant, located at 14873 Telegraph Road, circulated 30,000 flyers throughout the community containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate $3 to the respective beneficiary...

Flip Flop Shops® Adds Authentic Birkenstock Brand »

October 24, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Rapidly rising retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear steps up product selection with Birkenstock styles.
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, continues to make strides as a casual footwear industry leader with the introduction of Birkenstock to its retail brand selection. As an approved retailer for Birkenstock USA, LP, shoppers will soon be able to pick up Birkenstock's iconic slides and sandals at select Flip Flop Shops' domestic locations.
Being selected as a Birkenstock retail partner marks a major step for Flip Flop Shops, which has become a predominant sales force in the casual footwear industry over the last decade...

Kathy Thompson Joins EXIT Realty In Montgomery »

October 24, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Montgomery, AL (Grassroots Newswire) - October 22, 2014 - EXIT Hodges Real Estate in Montgomery announced the addition of Kathy Thompson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Kathy to EXIT Realty," says Paul Hodges, Broker of EXIT Hodges Real Estate. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Kathy each and every day."
My name is Kathy Thompson. I am from Dothan, Alabama. I have lived in Prattville, Alabama for the last ten years. I am married with two beautiful daughters. We also have two dogs who keep us on our toes. I have a passion for selling Real Estate! Seeing the joy in new home owners' faces is so rewarding. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers in the River Region area of Montgomery, Alabama...



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